A properly installed roofing system should last for many years. Unfortunately, there are many contractors who perform substandard work, causing even a newly installed roof to fail early. Today, Exterior Source, the area’s trusted home improvement contractor, discusses why some roofs fail early and how we can help homeowners:
The overall performance and longevity of a new roof largely depend on the quality of its installation. Even first-class roofing products can fail if there were errors in its installation. Hire a trustworthy and professional company to replace your roof. You will lessen the risk of a poor installation. If possible, ask your contractor for local references and examples of previously completed projects. You’ll see if the roofs they install stand the test of time.
Poorly Installed Flashing
The flashing system protects the most vulnerable areas of your roof, including its roof valleys, areas around roof penetrations, roof edges and more. Flashing installation mistakes or poor-quality flashing increase the risk of roof leaks. Water can easily enter the gaps surrounding the flashing, soaking your roof’s underlayment and eventually forming roof leaks. As a roof and replacement windows expert, we recommend checking the condition of your roof flashing regularly.
Poor attic ventilation can cause excessive heat and moisture build-up, which can damage your roof and shorten its life span. When you replace your roof, make sure your attic has adequate ventilation. Ask your contractor about how they plan to prevent ventilation problems and the ventilation products they will use for your roof.
Our company can help you with all of your roof replacement needs. We use only exceptional products and we are fully licensed, insured and certified. We’ve been helping homeowners since 1993 and we are one of the few GAF Master Elite® contractors in the country. We have the skills, experience and knowledge to install your new roof or seamless gutters. Call us at (804) 275-5323 if you are in , VA, and at (757) 464-2060 if you are in the Tidewater area to learn more about our services or to get a quote.